Alabama Book Festival

The Countdown Begins!

Rocky’s new novel is almost here!  A Gathering Misery continues the dark, terrifying saga of Clemenceau’s Daughters.  It will launch this weekend at the Alabama Book Festival!

A Gathering Misery by Rocky Porch Moore

New from Rocky: A Gathering Misery

I am elated to reveal the cover of my latest novel, A Gathering Misery! The second book in the Clemenceau’s Daughters gothic saga places Deborah Ballard in the hands of her estranged grandmother. Be the first to get your hands on this Southern Gothic horror novel!

Taking a Curative

    Aside from watching the 12 (I kid you not) tutorials on how to use a planner book to get my life into full focus, I did not indulge in any throw-out-the-old-bring-in-the-new rituals in that glorious blank space between Christmas and New Year’s.  Okay, I did draw out a Dave Ramsey style debt snowball …

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Spittin’ Images, Blood Relations, and Mysterious Legacies…the Making of Clemenceau’s Daughters

  Call it fate, or call it the creeps, but the idea behind Clemenceau’s Daughters emerged as I was thumbing through my great-grandmother’s photo album, trying to decide if I had the ambition to digitize a bunch of old photos of people completely lost to the collective family memory.  I felt pretty guilty as I …

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Readers' Favorites Medals

Clemenceau’s Daughters Takes Honorable Mention at Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards

  For immediate release: Reader’s Favorite recognizes “Clemenceau’s Daughters” in its annual international book award contest. The Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities. Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites …

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Rocky’s Calendar

Rocky is pleased to speak at area book clubs and civic meetings.  During the school year (August-May), Rocky is available for late afternoon or evening book clubs/meetings.  Summertime is more flexible!  Contact Rocky at rockyporchmoore@gmail.com to schedule a visit.   OCTOBER 2017 21-22:  FAPA Board of Directors Retreat  Lake Placid, FL NOVEMBER 2017 18:  Readers’ …

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How does a family escape a past that refuses to die?

The Ballards live in the shadow of July Mountain.  They are one step shy of overcoming the taint of poverty dogging the family since the Great Depression.  During the excess of the modern 1980s, the Tennessee Valley still harbors a passing respect for the unexplainable and superstition.  Roots cling to family trees like tendrils that …

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FAPA 2016

Clemenceau’s Daughters Wins Multiple Awards

Lake Buena Vista FL—On  August 5, the Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA) gave out its prestigious annual President’s Awards for outstanding books by authors and publishers in Florida and throughout the United States.  FAPA recognized books in forty-seven categories. Clemenceau’s Daughters, Rocky Porch Moore’s southern-flavored horror novel, won medals for excellence in three categories: …

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